Recovery of Swiss VAT for German companies

For companies based in Germany


Cash Back provides you with a comprehensive VAT recovery service. Our specialists will help you in the following areas:

  • Analysis of your VAT reclaim options
  • Contacting suppliers for corrections/adjustments for invoices (incorrect or missing details such as your complete company address)
  • Submission of VAT applications, as well as completing the necessary enquiries on the part of the Swiss authorities
  • Contacting suppliers to obtain credit notes in the event of VAT being wrongly or incorrectly charged

The following requirements/provisions apply for the recovery:

  • The applicant must have a residence or place of business abroad and be able to provide evidence of their business enterprise there.
  • The purpose of the services purchased must contribute to the generation of sales which - if realised in Switzerland - would be subject to VAT here.
  • The applicant must appoint a tax representative (Cash Back VAT Reclaim AG) whose registered office is in Switzerland
  • The application for a refund must be submitted within six months after the end of the calendar year in which the services were purchased (the deadline for the Swiss authorities is the 30th of June)
  • The original relevant documents (invoices) must be supplied
  • The minimum amount per application must be at least CHF 500.00 VAT 
  • Only one application for a refund can be submitted per year
  • The application can only be submitted from the 1st of January of the following year

Do you have any questions regarding the recovery of Swiss VAT? Contact us!